Nancy Young

Degrees, Title/Position:
BScPT, MSc, PhD,
Professor, School of Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University, Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Co-I- The Indigenous Peoples Health Program


Nancy Young is a full Professor at Laurentian University and holds a Research Chair in Rural and Northern Children’s Health.  She began her career as a Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, where she remains an Adjunct Scientist.  Her 25-year research career has been devoted to health measurement for and with school-aged children. She held a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) from 2005 to 2015.  The assessment of Indigenous children’s health has been Dr Young’s primary focus for the last decade, in collaboration with Mrs Mary Jo Wabano, who have co-created the Aboriginal Children’s Health and Well-being Measure (  The ACHWM is an important holistic outcome measure that is supporting the evaluation of diabetes prevention programs for youth across Canada.

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